In this 6-day course, EMS personnel/officers/supervisors review ICS and study proper incident command techniques for management of medium to large incidents involving multiple sick or injured patients. Topics covered include problem-solving and EMS functions within incident command, resource management, interagency and mutual aid, sizeup and strategy, tactics and action plans, EMS company operations, preincident preparation, incident organization, and strategic command.
Emergency response personnel with responsibilities to implement the initial and early expanding EMS functions of an ICS at medium- or large-sized incidents. In addition, prospective students must meet the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) eligibility requirements. A prospective student must:
1. Be a volunteer in a volunteer or combination department, OR
2. Be a paid person in a predominantly volunteer combination department (more volunteers than career personnel). If paid you must provide a letter from the chief verifying a predominantly volunteer combination department AND identifying how you will use the training requested to help the volunteers with whom you work.
1) ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training. 2) IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction (http://training.fema.gov/IS/)3) IS-201 Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan (http://training.fema.gov/IS/).